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Complicated grief and PTSD are not something that only veterans deal with when coming home from war. Anyone who has been through or witnessed a traumatic experience can have PTSD or complex grief. But what we do need are veterans who have dealt with PTSD and complicated grief and have found ways to cope and get through. This podcast is devoted to helping people who need support, encouragement, and advice. PTSD and complicated grief now have a voice of healing. Listen to these veterans and experts as we breakdown the treatment options, theories, tools, and techniques that help people get unstuck, overcome suicidal or negative thoughts. Listen and know that your not alone.

Guards Down - Overcoming Complicated Grief and PTSD through Culturally Sensitive Therapy Hosted by Greg Washington Greg Washington

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Complicated grief and PTSD are not something that only veterans deal with when coming home from war. Anyone who has been through or witnessed a traumatic experience can have PTSD or complex grief. But what we do need are veterans who have dealt with PTSD and complicated grief and have found ways to cope and get through. This podcast is devoted to helping people who need support, encouragement, and advice. PTSD and complicated grief now have a voice of healing. Listen to these veterans and experts as we breakdown the treatment options, theories, tools, and techniques that help people get unstuck, overcome suicidal or negative thoughts. Listen and know that your not alone.

    Can You Just Pray it Away

    Can You Just Pray it Away

    In this episode Greg speaks with Jasmin Hurley, a lawyer and fellow graduate of West Point. She shares her knowledge and experiences on various topics such as education, race and the military, and trauma and grief.

    Connect with Jasmin:
    E-Mail: jasminjhurley@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmin.smithhurley
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminjhurley/

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    Website: www.guardsdown.com
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    • 54 min
    The Gift and Curse

    The Gift and Curse

    Greg Speaks with Patrick Mather, and they share their experiences of being in combat and dealing with the collateral damage of the grief afterwards. Check out this episode as Greg and Patrick break down the difference between guilt and shame and actionable steps you can take to improve your mental health.

    Connect with Patrick:
    E-Mail: patearlmather@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.mather.92
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mather-0328b072/

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    Website: www.guardsdown.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareguardsdown/
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Shame or Guilt. Which is Worse?

    Shame or Guilt. Which is Worse?

    Greg Speaks with David Hoffmaster where they both break down their passion for helping our veterans dealing with trauma and grief from their service and family life.

    Connect with David:
    E-Mail: davidhoffmaster@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.hoffmaster.9
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhoffmaster/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhoffmaster11/

    Get Connected with Guards Down:
    Website: www.guardsdown.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareguardsdown/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardsdown
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guards-down/
    Buzzsprout: https://693874.buzzsprout.com/693874
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9uKklh9H1s02b1IANQdvxg

    #guardsdown #PTSD #mentalhealth

    [0:01-3:58] Opening Segment
     
    [3:58-19:47] David’s Background
    David speaks about his military and family backgroundDavid and Greg discuss their views on how different cultures handle dealing with trauma and grief[19:47- 51:15] The Healing Process
    David speaks on healthy and unhealthy coping habits he picked up while dealing with his griefGreg and David discuss shame and how they were able to work through itWhat kind of support did you want?[51:15-54:03] Reflection
    What advice would you give your younger self?Do you see your growth?[54:03-1:00:20] Closing Segment
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    Victim or Victor

    Victim or Victor

    In this episode Greg speaks with former Marine Stephen Colon. Stephen is able to share stories and advice from his past to give people hope while going through challenging times. Greg and Stephen touch on many topics from traumatic upbringings to transitioning out of the military.

    Connect with Stephen:
    E-Mail: stephen@knuckleheadpodcast.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.colon.52
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenjcolon/
    Website:  www.knucklehead.agency
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knucklehead_mg/

    Get Connected with Guards Down:
    Website: www.guardsdown.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareguardsdown/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardsdown
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guards-down/
    Buzzsprout: https://693874.buzzsprout.com/693874
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9uKklh9H1s02b1IANQdvxg

    [0:01-3:25] Opening Segment
     
    [3:25-27:25] Stephen’s Story
    Stephen takes time to speak about his upbringing and family dynamicsDid anyone teach him how to cope from a young age?Stephen speaks about the collateral damage from his traumas from childhood and coming out of the military[27:25- 43:07] The Healing Process
    Stephen discusses the signs he saw of trauma and grief in his lifeHow did he help himself? How did he want help from others?[43:07-59:33] Reflection
    What was the toughest part of your journey?How do you make amends?What caused you to correct your destructive behavior and do you have to wait until your darkest hour to get help?Stephen gives some advice on transitioning out of the military[59:33-1:04:23] Closing Segment




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    What if That's Me?

    What if That's Me?

    In this episode Greg speaks with Eric Upchurch, a military veteran and owner of Active Duty Passive Income. Eric speaks on transitioning out of the military and his efforts to add value to others and veterans.

    Connect with Eric:
    E-Mail: eric@activedutypassiveincome.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.upchurch.7
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericupchurch/

    Get Connected with Guards Down:
    Website: www.guardsdown.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareguardsdown/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardsdown
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guards-down/
    Buzzsprout: https://693874.buzzsprout.com/693874

    #guardsdown #PTSD #mentalhealth

    [0:01-1:58] Opening Segment
     
    [1:58-12:45] Eric’s Organization and Transitioning out of the military
    Eric takes some time to talk about his organization, Active Duty Passive IncomeHe describes what it does now and his further visions and goals to help veteransEric speaks about what it was like finding purpose after he got out of the military[12:45- 34:41] The Healing Process
    Eric speaks on his family dynamic and if he dealt with loss at a young ageEric talks about healthy and unhealthy coping habits he developed and how did these things affect his lifeWhat were some of the signs you were dealing with grief?[34:41-49:43] Reflection
    What was the toughest part of your journey?What kept you going?What caused you to correct your destructive behavior and do you have to wait until your darkest hour to get help?Eric gives his thoughts and advice on seeking professional help[49:43-53:03] Closing Segment


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    • 53 min
    Surrender To The Process

    Surrender To The Process

    On this episode Greg brings on his old friend Jerome Myers, and they discuss how a serious accident can cause a ripple effect in your life. Jerome also is able to take lessons from his accident and apply it to everyday life.

    Connect with Jerome:
    E-Mail: jerome@d3v3loping.com
    Website: Www.jeromemyers.co
    Linkedin: Www.linkedin.com/in/jeromemyers

    Get Connected with Guards Down:
    Website: www.guardsdown.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareguardsdown/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guardsdown
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guards-down/
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    #guardsdown #PTSD #mentalhealth



    [0:01-4:05] Opening Segment
     
    [4:05-22:45] The Car Accident
    Jerome details the day where he got into a serious car accident Jerome describes how he had the feeling of nothing he could do to avoid the accidentJerome recalls arguing with a bystander and getting someone to call his Dad to come[22:45- 21:57] The Aftermath of the Accident
    Jerome speaks on the aftermath of the accident and facing the realities of his injuries and wondering if he was going to wake up againJerome discusses how he was able to get through the valley and then also learn that he just needed to surrender to the process at some point[21:57-56:46] Reflection
    Jerome reflects on how the accident impacted his life and relationships while he went into the recovery processJerome talks about the recovery process and what his thoughts on success isWhat advice would you give someone else that has gone through a serious accident?[56:46-57:55] Closing Segment


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